Dance Education

 

Program Overview

This master’s program will prepare you to teach Dance to students of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and interests in elementary, middle school and high school settings. In addition to the rich courses about pedagogy, you will take classes with New York City-based choreographers and participate in international performance opportunities and internships at various venues.

Coursework & Fieldwork: Courses are offered in the afternoon and evening. Some courses may be available in an online or hybrid format. Select courses have required hours of classroom experience (fieldwork) in a New York City public school. Students also participate in supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum) as the culmination of their course of study. Student teaching and/or practicum requires five full days per week for at least one semester.

Credits:

For those with at least 34 credits in Dance but do not hold NYS certification in Dance: 49

For those with initial NYS certification in Dance: 30

For those with at least 34 credits in Dance and have initial NYS certification in a subject area other than Dance: 30

Certification: Dance PreK-12

Eligibility & Admission Requirements

For applicants who do not hold NYS certification in Dance but have at least 34 credits in Dance

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0
  • A minimum of 34 credits in dance with a GPA of at least 3.0 in dance
  • General education core in the liberal arts and sciences including coursework in artistic expression, communication, information retrieval, concepts in history and social sciences, humanities, a language other than English, scientific and mathematical processes, and written analysis and expression
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a link that includes up to three clips of their creative work – between 5 and 15 minutes in total
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • An audition and interview
  • An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report

For applicants who hold NYS initial certification in Dance

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0
  • A minimum of 34 credits in dance with a GPA of at least 3.0 in dance
  • NYS certification in Dance Education
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a link that includes up to three clips of their creative work – between 5 and 15 minutes in total
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • An audition and interview
  • An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report. Certified teachers who hold a graduate degree are exempt from this requirement.

For applicants who NYS certification in a subject area other than Dance Education

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0
  • A minimum of 34 credits in dance with a GPA of at least 3.0 in dance
  • NYS certification in a subject area other than Dance Education
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a link that includes up to three clips of their creative work – between 5 and 15 minutes in total
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • An audition and interview
  • An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report. Certified teachers who hold a graduate degree are exempt from this requirement.

To Apply

Applications are due February 15th for a Fall semester start.

To start your application, click here.

When applying to this program under Program of Study, select School of Education – Other Programs and Dance Education.

Contact an Admissions Advisor

edadmissions@hunter.cuny.edu

Program Leader

Kathleen Isaac
kathleen.isaac@hunter.cuny.edu
212-396-6635
Office: TH521
Program website

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